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AUSTIN DANCE ENSEMBLE

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Dance Education Program

Building community through dance with youth & adult programs at the intersection of arts, education and mental health & wellness.

Who Are We?

We are a community ensemble birthed out of Ground Rhythm Dance Project. We offer high quality dance education to ages 9-15. Our program provides dance training and performance opportunities for young people who lack access to the performing arts and serves as a positive outlet for artistic expression.

Dancers in the ensemble are trained year-round in an array of styles ranging from Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, to Hip-hop and African dance. We also teach dance history and encourage our young dancers to draw cultural connections back to their personal experiences within the dancemaking process. As an ensemble we value community, history, diversity and creativity. We hope to expand our dance programs by engaging more youth in the arts.

 

Why Austin Youth Ensemble?

When you pay for a class, you are investing in our organization's mission to build young leaders and present dance as a tool for social, mental and spiritual development.

 

We exist to activate & illuminate spaces to:

  • Healing Practices

  • Engage in Culture

  • Acknowledge Truth

  • Realize Creativity

  • Transform Communities

  • See Opportunity

Our Youth Ensemble provides classes after school Monday thru Friday at Austin Town Hall Cultural Center as a part of their after school dance program. Please contact Destine Young @ destine.young@chicagoparkdistrict.com to register for our Fall Session.

Fall Session Classes: 

Ballet - Mondays | 5pm-6pm

Poms/Cheer - Wednesdays | 5pm-6pm

Hip-hop - Fridays | 5pm-6pm

Location: Austin Town Hall Cultural Center | 5610 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60644

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Youth Ensemble Rehearsals - Saturdays | 10am-12pm

All rehearsals required for elite dancers to participate in performances.

Rotating Location For Saturday Rehearsals:

Performing Christ Ministries | 5209 W. Lake St, Chicago, IL 60644

 

MVMT Dance Studio | 5932 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

Changes in locations may change between our two partnering facilities listed above. Any changes that occur we will notify all students & parents prior to rehearsal.

Visit Our Contact page for questions or concerns!